Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Arena Maintenance: What to Remember

July 17, 2015

Here's how to prolong your arena footing's lifespan and maintain a safe and functional riding surface.... Read More

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What Do the Sweat Marks Under Your Saddle Mean?

July 17, 2015

From excessive dirt accumulation to dry spots, here's what the sweat patterns under your saddle are really telling you.... Read More

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Keep Horses, Livestock Away From Creeping Indigo

July 16, 2015

The plant was introduced into Florida in 1925 as a potential forage source but was found to be toxic to horses.... Read More

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Williams Receives 2015 Equine Science Award

July 16, 2015

Carey Williams, MS, PhD, provides statewide leadership in equine nutrition, pasture management, and horse care.... Read More

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Summit Examines Injury Databases, Post-Mortem Programs

July 15, 2015

The racehorse welfare and safety summit also covered racetrack surfaces, continuing education, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Fencing Options

July 14, 2015

Of the 873 respondents, 257 (29%) said they use electric fence on their horse farm or facility.... Read More

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Building a Horse Property From the Ground Up

July 10, 2015

Here's how to design your dream equestrian setup--in this case, on a small acreage.... Read More

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Swiss Researcher Shares Equine Welfare Innovations

July 09, 2015

These new devices meet the demands for optimum animal welfare while keeping human management capacities in mind.... Read More

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Too Much Pasture can Lead to Laminitis

July 07, 2015

Manage pastures and horses' grazing times carefully to help reduce the risk of laminitis, a painful hoof condition.... Read More

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Researchers Seek Input for Horse Transportation Study

July 06, 2015

The research team is collecting information on equine transport practices and transport-related illnesses.... Read More

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Horse Owners Should Take Precautions Against EEE, WNV

July 01, 2015

Vaccinating, eliminating standing water, and stalling horses can reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease.... Read More

This horse with EGS exhibits weight loss and the characteristic "tucked up" abdomen.

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Equine Grass Sickness: What You Need to Know

June 27, 2015

This potentially deadly condition affects grazing horses. Learn about its clinical signs, treatments, and prognosis.... Read More

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Using Herbicides for Horse Pasture Weed Control

June 27, 2015

Good stewardship and management practices will help ensure you get the most benefit from an herbicide application.... Read More

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UK Equine Law Conference Held in April

June 26, 2015

Discussion topics ranged from medications in racing and sport horse fields to equine insurance provisions, and more.... Read More

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Keeping Pastured Horses Safe during Drought

June 25, 2015

Drought-related toxicity in horses is rare but typically has serious consequences if it occurs.... Read More

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Proposed Bill Calls for Federal Anti-Doping Racing Rules

June 17, 2015

Race-day medications for racehorses would be banned and an independent agency would be charged with enforcing rules.... Read More

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Thwarting Thrush

June 16, 2015

Thrush can cause serious and sometimes permanent lameness if not treated promptly and properly.... Read More

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What You Need to Know about Horse Sale Commissions

June 12, 2015

Learn how to protect yourself from undisclosed profit-taking when buying or selling horses with a trainer's help.... Read More

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Time-Saving Horse Care Tips

June 12, 2015

Our staff and sources offer ways you can save time on all aspects of horse care.... Read More

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How Do I Train My Horse to Accept Fly Spray?

June 11, 2015

Dr. Nancy Diehl shares her thoughts on using clicker training to help a horse get used to having fly spray applied.... Read More

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Liability Releases for Equine Businesses

June 11, 2015

These waivers are worth far more than the paper they're written on. Find out what you need to know. ... Read More

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Seven Common Saddle Faults

June 10, 2015

A poorly designed or damaged saddle affects not only your riding but also your horse's comfort. Learn what to watch for.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Automatic Waterers

June 09, 2015

Of the 338 respondents, 121 (36%) said they use or are most familiar with Ritchie waterers. ... Read More

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Summertime Shade and Shelter

June 05, 2015

Trees, sheds, and other structures can provide horses relief from wind, rain, heat, and more. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Is Hydroponic Feed in Your Horse's Future?

June 01, 2015

Rising feed prices and drought conditions have led to a growing interest in using fodder systems to feed horses.... Read More